CCAHA News & Events
Open House 2018: Stories, Secrets, and Surprises: What Artifacts Tell Us
CCAHA’s Open House is coming up on  Thursday, November 1st, from 5:30-7:30 PM , and you are invited! This annual event gives us an opportunity to welcome friends in our community and show them what we’ve been working on.
 
This year's theme is  Stories, Secrets, and Surprises: What Artifacts Tell Us . Through a number of fascinating examples, we’ll showcase some of the information that emerges when we examine objects directly during the treatment process—revealing hidden details about both the artifacts themselves and the people who created them.
 
Please register by Thursday, October 25th.

IMLS Grants Now Open

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special IMLS initiative designed to inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Community Anchors and Catalysts; and Collections Stewardship and Public Access. Collections Stewardship Grants can be used for collection surveys, conservation treatment, rehousing, and more. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: Thursday, November 1st

IMLS has also announced an upcoming deadline for the Museums for America (MFA) grant program. MFA grants support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Projects may be structured at any of several stages of maturity: exploratory, piloting, scaling, or mainstreaming. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: Friday, December 14th

Thinking about applying for a project involving CCAHA? Email our Director of Development Lee Price or Deputy Director Michelle Eisenberg to get started.
Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Program Updates

CCAHA contracts with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education for the delivery of statewide services supporting organizations that safeguard New York's historical documents and library research materials.

Applications for DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services are due Friday, November 16th. DHPSNY also just announced its fall 2018 schedule of free webinars , and registration is still open for select dates of the fall workshop series Mold: Prevention, Detection, Recovery

Upcoming Conference Participation

Next week, October 8th-10th, CCAHA staff will be in Jackson, MS, for this year's Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Annual Meeting . CCAHA's Director of Preservation Services Dyani Feige and Preservation Specialist Samantha Forsko will present the panel discussion Addressing Preservation Resources in the South and Appalachia: An Update on the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program .

CCAHA's Executive Director Laura Hortz Stanton will be an exhibitor at this year's Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) conference in Prior Lake, MN, October 8th-11th.

Later in the week, October 11th–13th, Director of Preservation Services Dyani Feige and Deputy Director Michelle Eisenberg will travel to Wilmington, DE, for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) fall meeting Connect in Wilmington! There, Michelle will exhibit for CCAHA and Dyani will serve as a member of the Local Arrangements Committee.
Upcoming Programming
NATIONAL CONFERENCE


October 24th-25th
New York, NY

Caring for modern and contemporary collections is a continually-evolving challenge. The 20th and 21st centuries have presented a vast array of new materials, leaving collections staff in uncharted territory as they address unprecedented preservation problems. Colors change and fade, structures lose their integrity, and material components become obsolete. Libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions must understand the long-term needs of these items in order to determine appropriate priorities for conservation, storage, exhibition, documentation, and digitization. This two-day conference will explore ways to anticipate, plan for, and address preservation concerns in modern and contemporary collections.

Sponsored by Spacesaver Corporation .

WORKSHOP
Collections Care Training


November 7th
Philadelphia, PA

Prints from various time periods, from fine art to more common ephemera, are often prevalent in collections. The preservation of prints must consider the intricacies of media, the qualities of paper supports, and the interactions between the two. This workshop will provide an overview of the history of printmaking and printmaking techniques. In hands-on sessions, participants will learn how to identify prints, recognize common condition problems, and properly handle and house print collections.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP


November 14th-15th
Atlanta, GA

In partnership with the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), we are presenting a special workshop in Atlanta, GA on November 14-15: Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions .

Integrated Pest Management plans are an integral—yet often overlooked—core collections policy. In this 1.5-day workshop of presentations and practical exercises, speakers will discuss the elements of an Integrated Pest Management plan, strategies for identifying and monitoring common pests, treatments appropriate for collections objects, and common hazards staff may face when addressing pests in their collections. Attendees will leave the conference with the tools to tackle pests and safeguard their collections.

CONFERENCE
Regional Heritage Stewardship Program


November 19th
Montgomery, AL 

Are you interested in learning tips and techniques advocacy for collections care that are available to YOU in the Deep South? Join us for the Focusing on Collections Care in the Deep South: Advocating for Preservation Conference !
 
We invite you to join CCAHA at the Alabama Department of Archives and History for a one-day conference to meet colleagues and volunteers in the cultural community and share challenges, best practices, and success stories for creating sustainable preservation initiatives and developing communities of support in the region.

Since its inception, RHSP has combined in-person workshops, webinars , and preservation needs assessments to foster networking, resource sharing, and sustainability, with a goal of creating working communities of practice among small organizations facing related challenges. 

 
SPECIAL WORKSHOP


December 4th
Philadelphia, PA

Caring for modern and contemporary collections is a continually evolving challenge. The 20th and 21st centuries present a vast array of new materials that have left collections staff in uncharted territory as they address unprecedented preservation problems. Colors change and fade, structures lose their integrity, and material components become obsolete. Museums and other collecting institutions must understand the long-term needs of these items in order to determine appropriate priorities for conservation, storage, exhibition, documentation, and digitization. In presentations and artist/conservator conversations, this one-day conference will explore ways to anticipate, plan for, and address preservation concerns in modern and contemporary collections. Attendees will have opportunity to experience PAFA galleries of contemporary American art and converse with the exhibiting artist.

Presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

CONFERENCE
Regional Heritage Stewardship Program


December 6th
Huntington, WV 

Are you interested in learning about tips and techniques around advocating for collections care that are available to YOU in Appalachia? Join us for the Focusing on Collections Care in Appalachia: Advocating for Preservation Conference !
 
We invite you to join CCAHA at Marshall University for a one-day conference to meet colleagues and volunteers in the cultural community and share challenges, best practices, and success stories for creating sustainable preservation initiatives and developing communities of support in the region.
 
Since its inception,  RHSP  has combined in-person workshops,  webinars , and preservation needs assessments to foster networking, resource sharing, and sustainability, with a goal of creating working communities of practice among small organizations facing related challenges.

 
Upcoming LYRASIS Programs 
In 2016, CCAHA and LYRASIS partnered to increase their constituents’ access to vital services. CCAHA members receive a discount on LYRASIS programming. In addition, the organizations offer combined consulting for cultural heritage organizations. 
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)  is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in 1977, CCAHA serves collecting institutions and private individuals. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA also offers fellowships, fundraising support, and disaster assistance.